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HikingIn the Portes du Soleil

Hiking in a preserved area

Want to hike?

From the shores of Lake Geneva to the iconic peaks of the Dents du Midi, the Chablais region is full of hiking or long-distance trails (the GR5). Family vacations in the mountains are an opportunity to recharge your batteries, enjoy the splendid landscapes and breathe the fresh air. It is also a great playground to exercise and discover splendid summer landscapes at the bend of a path. Hiking and trekking with the family or in a more sportive way is a great way to discover the Portes du Soleil area, its numerous summits and its sumptuous landscapes during a hike in Haute-Savoie, or in Lake Geneva, in the heart of the Alps.The area offers 800 km of marked trails and 27 ski lifts to make it easy to climb the peaks.

To get away from the big drops and reach some accessible peaks, Portes du Soleil has also developed the Multi Pass product: A card that gives you unlimited access to more than 60 activities including pedestrian lifts… If you want to hike, you can take a tour of the Portes du Soleil, or go for a family walk along a lake, or even climb one of its peaks! As you can see, the Chablais (Northern Alps) lends itself wonderfully to hiking in all its forms: from simple family mountain walks to sustained alpine day hikes, there is something for everyone.

It should be noted that access to the peaks of the Chablais often proves to be a bit steep and may require the use of hands. So to make things easier for you, the Portes du Soleil have published the hiking map for sale in the Tourist Offices of all the Portes du Soleil resorts: d’Abondance, Avoriaz 1800, Champéry, Châtel, La Chapelle d’Abondance, Les Gets, Montriond, Morgins, Morzine-Avoriaz, St Jean d’Aulps, Torgon and Val-d’Illiez Les Crosets Champoussin

Resorts where to hike in the Portes du Soleil

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The marking

You will find 3 types:

> local marking on wooden panel
> departmental marking called PDIPR (Departmental Plan of Walking and Hiking Routes) on beige metal panel and green writing
> FFRP (French Federation of Hiking) marking red and white mark for GR (Great Hiking), red and yellow mark for RP (Country Hiking).

Although we frequently check the marking of our trails, please alert us in case of damage or problems encountered on this marking. To improve the quality of our trails and report a problem, log on to the “Meerkat” iPhone or Android app and indicate areas for improvement.

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Geopark Chablais

Here, the Alps tell their story.
In the heart of the Alps, the Geopark Chablais stretches from the southern shore of Lake Geneva to the peaks of the Portes du Soleil. The territory’s rich heritage, natural and geological assets enabled it to join the network of Geoparks supported by UNESCO in 2012. This remarkable natural area has shaped and still shapes the life and culture of the Chablais people and its many visitors. The exploitation of the mountain pastures, the traditional buildings, the use of the mountain, the tales and legends testify to these strong links between man and nature.

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The Portes du Soleil Walking Tour

Between the deep blue of Lake Geneva, the green of the mountain pastures, the Cornettes de Bise: a palette of colors is offered to you. The Portes du Soleil tour travels on a path beyond the borders of Valais and Haute-Savoie. Alone or with your family, discover this paradise on Earth.

The Portes du Soleil

An abundance of hiking trails

For your mountain vacation

What better than hiking for your mountain vacation? At the Portes du Soleil, in the heart of the Alps, you’ll enjoy the many hiking trails of one of the largest mountain areas in the world. There are no less than 800 km of trails and hiking paths in the middle of the mountains that you can hike during your vacation. You can be taken to its paths either by shuttle or by ski lift.

The Portes du Soleil domain offers several Multi Pass offers to hike during your stay in the mountains:

  • The Multi Pass 1 day, to go hiking all day and use the ski lifts,
  • The Multi Pass Stay,
  • The Multi Pass Season.